West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United have missed out on the signing of Charles Ondoh after the young defender agreed terms with Huddersfield Town instead, according to AllNigeriaSoccer.
The Terriers are hardly one of the most moneyed outfits in the Championship but, if there is any club capable of boxing clever during a period of unprecedented financial uncertainty, it is those occupying the John Smith’s Stadium.
Huddersfield have a habit of pulling off inspired bargain signings, bringing in the likes of Karlan Grant, Aaron Mooy and Christopher Schindler on the cheap.
And the Yorkshire outfit will be hoping that Ondoh, an athletic and attack-minded left-back who is also comfortable on the wing, can make a similarly impressive impact in blue and white.
AllNigeriaSoccer reports that Huddersfield have agreed a deal with a player who was recently on trial at Norwich City, with Ondoh expected to finalise his arrival on July 1.
Norwich’s sporting director Stuart Webber had obviously taken a shine to the Nigerian prospect, though one of the most esteemed talentspotters in the British game appears to have lost out to his former employers.
West Brom, Sheffield United and Stoke City were also keen and will be disappointed to see The Terriers agree a deal.
And with such a high level of interest in his signature, Huddersfield fans should feel confident that Ondoh is a man who is not short of potential.